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Brotherhood of Blades 2

The team behind the Chinese movie 'Brotherhood of Blades' (2014) returns with an action-packed sequel (technically a prequel) that places the heroes back into...

Best New Chinese Movies to Watch in 2017

Chinese movies 2017. The most popular Chinese feature films and series released in 2017 (so far). Here are the most popular and interesting movies of...

Youth

Performing art troupe members each face their own trials and tribulations in Chengdu; from escaping a family scandal to dealing with unrequited love, each...

Free and Easy

Free and Easy (轻松+愉快; qīng sōng yú kuài) is a 2016 comedy film directed by Chinese filmmaker Geng Jun. It was screened at the Ullens...

Xiao Shan Going Home

Xiao Shan, a temporary worker at the Hongyuan Restaurant, has just been fired by his boss Zhao Guoqing. Deciding to leave Beijing and returns to...

1911

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are...

My Beloved Bodyguard

A retired bodyguard who has settled into a corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet as he suffers from early...

Mojin: The Lost Legend

At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But...

The Monkey King

Sun Wukong, (The Monkey King) is a monkey born from a heavenly stone who acquires supernatural powers. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under...

Throne of Elves

In the mythical Elven world of Altera, an epic battle unfolds between the beautiful Princess Liya and the Dark Elf Elena, who has gained...

Sudden Lover

Romantic thrillers are a rare breed in the mainland Chinese film industry, perhaps because in a closely censored film industry without ratings (in which...

Sister Jiang

Jiang Jie (Sister Jiang) is famous throughout China: the “Chinese Joan of Arc”, in the words of director Zhang Yuan, a communist heroine executed...

Ip Man

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man (Chinese: 葉問; 1 October 1893 – 2 December 1972), the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese...

I Am Not Madame Bovary

Li Xuelian, a woman from the countryside is falsely accused by her husband of having an affair. To defend herself, Li moves from her...

The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven

Also known as Havoc in Heaven. Hearing that the Dragon King has many excellent weapons, The Monkey King bullies his way into his underwater palace. The...

A Lingering Face

Following his much-fraught debut, The Making of Steel, which finally surfaced outside China in '98 in a censored but still respectable version, writer-director Lu...

Forbidden City Cop

A very funny costume comedy from Stephen Chiau which reprises his successful parody of the James Bond films in From Beijing with Love (1994)...

From Beijing with Love

This very funny spoof of the James Bond series manages to parody the basic elements -- a dramatic opening, a credit title sequence of...

The Phantom Lover

The Phantom Lover transports the gothic atmosphere of a classic Universal horror film to a Chinese setting. The film, which boasts lavish sets and a...

China’s “Red Light Revolution”

Interview with Sam Voutas, director of "Red Light Revolution", a Chinese comedy like you've never see. The plot of "Red Light Revolution" from the official...

The Great Wall

The Great Wall (Chinese: 长城) is a 2016 monster film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Matt Damon, who plays a European mercenary in...

Boonie Bears: Homeward Journey

Boonie Bears (simplified Chinese: 熊出没; traditional Chinese: 熊出沒; pinyin: xióng chū mò) is a Chinese animated cartoon series shown on both Central China Television...

Buddies In India

Buddies in India (Chinese: 大闹天竺) is a 2017 Chinese action adventure comedy film directed by comedian and actor Wang Baoqiang, in his directorial debut,...

Ip Man 2

Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to...

Erdos Rider

Wang takes us from the expansive plains of Mongolia, where the desert lets people disappear and archaeologists dig looking for the past, past the...

The Promised Land

Chinese director He Ping is widely known as a master of historical drama. With The Swordsman in Double Flag Town and Sun Valley, he introduced the western genre to China. Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker and the more recent Wheat, which screened at the Festival in 2009, were period pieces that told stories of women constrained by their time and place. He Ping has never made a film set in contemporary times, until now. As if liberated stylistically by the shift to the present, He reinvents his filmmaking in The Promised Land, taking a highly improvisatory approach — as befits a narrative still very much in progress. This is the story of today's Chinese youth, who are leaving centuries of tradition behind in their hometowns as they migrate to huge, convulsing cities like Beijing. Ling Ai (Wang Jiajia, from Wheat and the recent domestic hit So Young) is a ballet dancer. He Jiang (Zhang Yi, also at the Festival in Mountains May Depart) is a hockey player. Both are young, ambitious, and, in their pursuit of careers imported from the West, emblematic of the new China. They're bound to come together, and He finds delightful ways to show the growing romance — one scene that shows the two flirting in adjacent rooms is a clever update on screwball-comedy convention. But this is China, where young lovers' romantic longings and career ambitions are inevitably shaped by larger social forces. As the relationship between Ai and Jiang develops, He reveals the pull of abandoned family duties and the uncertainties of a new life in the capital. Although The Promised Land is very much a film of this moment, it acknowledges the deep currents of Chinese history.

Underground Fragrance

Underground Fragrance, a film by Chinese director Peng Fei, on Friday was awarded by Fedeora, the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the...

Tharlo

Tharlo is typical of Tibetans of the present generation. This is a story that shows them in the state of confusion, disorientation and desensitisation....

Mr. Six

Mr. Six (Chinese: 老炮儿) (previously known as Fading Wave) is a 2015 Chinese action comedy film directed by Guan Hu and written by Dong...

Brotherhood of Blades

Set in the late Ming Dynasty, "Brotherhood of Blades" tells of three close friends who serve as Jinyiwei guards. They are dispatched by a palace...

Breakup Buddies

Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road - and the bar - with his all-too-helpful best...

The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom

In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on...

Iceman

In the Ming Dynasty, there lives four orphans, Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu. Raised in Taoyuan Village, the four are as closed as brothers. Their...

Farewell My Concubine

History’s effect on private lives along with the search of identity has been a common theme in China’s Fifth Generation films. Farewell My Concubine is...

Green Tea

Zhang Yuan’s romantic comedy Green Tea is a visual treat. Bright, vibrant, and stylish, it is saturated with a light that only its virtuoso...

Cell Phone

FEFJ favourite Feng Xiaogang returns with another Chinese New Year blockbuster. But Cell Phone is something different. In his richest, most satisfyingly realized movie to...

Shower

An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group...

The Monkey King

Havoc in Heaven, also known as Uproar in Heaven, is a Chinese animated feature film directed by Wan Laiming and produced by all four...

Red Light Revolution

A luckless Beijinger opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood. Related: Interview with Sam Voutas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFSzRjbE9HE

Fujian Blue

In the wake of China's open-door policy in the early 1980's, Fujian was one of the first Chinese coastal provinces to be opened to...

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